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Surfing icon Andy Mac rides smooth wave from ambulance to operating theatre
Today at 05:33 PM

Surfing icon Andy Mac rides smooth wave from ambulance to operating theatre

A great care pathway between Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics and Queensland Health staff saves heart muscle and in turn, lives when a patient suffers a heart attack.
Statement regarding planned protest on the Brisbane Story Bridge
Today at 12:58 PM

Statement regarding planned protest on the Brisbane Story Bridge

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has won a Supreme Court action to cancel a mass protest planned today at Brisbane’s Story Bridge.
Queensland to contribute nearly $10 million towards Closing the Gap agreement
Thu 06 Aug 20 at 08:12 PM

Queensland to contribute nearly $10 million towards Closing the Gap agreement

The Palaszczuk Government will support the implementation of the new national Closing the Gap agreement, with $9.3 million as part of a national joint funding effort with the federal government and other states and territories.
Hyne gets the wood on timber imports with new facility
Thu 06 Aug 20 at 04:59 PM

Hyne gets the wood on timber imports with new facility

State Development Minister Kate Jones has today officially opened a new $23 million timber processing factory in Maryborough. The facility belonging to Queensland company Hyne Timber was built with support through the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund. Ms Jones said Hyne Timber’s new state-of-the-art glue laminated timber processing plant was a job generator and a game-changer for the building and construction industry. “Major construction proje...
New industry school program skilling up kids in Bundaberg
Thu 06 Aug 20 at 01:24 PM

New industry school program skilling up kids in Bundaberg

The Bundaberg State High School is the state’s first secondary school to sign up for a new program to train students for jobs in the in-demand community services industry.
Next step for Rookwood Weir delivery
Thu 06 Aug 20 at 12:43 PM

Next step for Rookwood Weir delivery

Queensland’s plan for economic recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic continues to be delivered with Central Queensland’s McCosker Contracting winning the bid to build the $352 million Rookwood Weir with Lendlease Engineering.
Iconic Ekka strawberry sundaes named a champion of Queensland produce
Thu 06 Aug 20 at 11:45 AM

Iconic Ekka strawberry sundaes named a champion of Queensland produce

The delicious strawberry sundaes that have become synonymous with The Ekka have been recognised as an iconic champion of Queensland produce.
Plans on track for light rail to the Gold Coast Airport
Thu 06 Aug 20 at 11:24 AM

Plans on track for light rail to the Gold Coast Airport

Plans for a future light rail link to the Gold Coast Airport are on track thanks to a pledge by the Palaszczuk Government and the City of Gold Coast to start the business case.
Yarrabilba State Secondary College officially opened
Wed 05 Aug 20 at 01:23 PM

Yarrabilba State Secondary College officially opened

Foundation students and staff have been congratulated on an outstanding first half of the 2020 school year at the official opening of the new Yarrabilba State Secondary College (YSSC).
Queensland border closed
Wed 05 Aug 20 at 09:51 AM

Queensland border closed

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the border with New South Wales will close.
Queensland to ban consular hotel quarantine exemption
Tue 04 Aug 20 at 06:07 PM

Queensland to ban consular hotel quarantine exemption

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland will ensure consular and diplomatic staff returning from overseas or from interstate hotspots will go into hotel quarantine.